Pres. Obama rallies thousands in Richmond park

Posted at 2:02 PM, Oct 25, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-26 08:21:26-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - President Obama laid out the reasons he should be re-elected before a crowd at Richmond's Byrd Park. If re-elected,  he said he would do what he's been promising to do while on the campaign trail.

"Trust matters," President Obama said. "We haven't finished all the work we sent out to do in 2008 just yet. But every single day I set foot in the Oval Office, you know I'm thinking about you."

In response to the president's remarks, the Romney campaign released a statement.

“President Obama says that ‘trust matters,’ but Virginians already know that he cannot be trusted to protect our military or our economy," wrote Curt Cashour, Virginia Communications Director, in an emailed statement. "Virginians and Americans across the country trust Mitt Romney to reverse President Obama’s reckless defense cuts and replace the president’s job-killing policies with a pro-growth plan to strengthen the middle class.”

Richmond Fire Lt. Douglas Clevert estimated the crowd size at 15,000 attendees.

Warm temperatures combined with a long wait have in several people fainting while waiting for President Obama’s campaign rally start. CBS 6 reporter Joe St. George classified it as “multiple, at least six.”

The president started speaking after 1:00 p.m. Some people said they arrived at the event at 2:00 a.m. to ensure a good seat.